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The 8th World Water Forum will have Water and People as one of its central themes, focusing on access to water, sanitation in all its aspects, and water and health issues. In order to reach that, three topics have been set to comprise the debate questions under People. The following topics should split into Thematic Sessions and other debate stages during the 8th World Water Forum in 2018:

  1. Enough safe water for all
  2. Integrated sanitation for all
  3. Water and public health

Considering the above topics about People – Water Sanitation and Health:      

  1. What are the major challenges under each topic that concern civil society and communities and need to be raised for debate during the 8th World Water Forum?
  2. How those challenges apply to problems in your city, community or neighbouring surroundings?

Your feedback is going to support the organisation instances of the Forum in the definition of Thematic Sessions and other opportunities for debate during the event.

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BLONDEL SILENOU's picture

BLONDEL SILENOU said:

bonjour à tous,

Je voudrais souligner un element important, les discussions actuelles s'inscrivent dans la continuité de celles initiées lors des precedentes conferences, je serai ravi que les moderateurs nous fasse un sommaire recapitulatif des precedentes discussions, ceci dans l'optique de limiter les repetitions au plaisir .

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Blondel, will you, please, consider deleting one of these identical messages? Thank you for your understanding!

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BLONDEL SILENOU replied:

it s ok now 

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BLONDEL SILENOU said:

bonjour à tous,

Je voudrais souligner un element important, les discussions actuelles s'inscrivent dans la continuité de celles initiées lors des precedentes conferences, je serai ravi que les moderateurs nous fasse un sommaire recapitulatif des precedentes discussions, ceci dans l'optique de limiter les repetitions au plaisir .

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Blondel,

Great to see you among the participants in this e-room! Actually, the date of the sharing of the summary of the discussion up to now is today - Brazilian time :-) The moderators have been working for a while on this summary list to make sure it is as full and concise as it should be.

Then the list will be open for voting. 

Meanwhile, you are welcome to share your own experience from Africa :-)

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TCHOKOUATOU GHI... said:

Le problème d’accès à l’eau potable se pose avec acuité alors que le sous-sol tchadien regorge d’énormes potentialités en eau. La majorité de la population  boit l’eau de puits ouverts, traditionnels, des cours d’eau pérennes ou temporaires donc de l’eau non potable avec tous ses corollaires des maladies hydriques. Le taux actuel d’accès à l’eau potable selon les indications du Schéma Directeur de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement est de 46%. Ce taux est rendu possible grâce aux efforts colossaux qui ont été consentis par le Gouvernement du Tchad avec l’appui indéfectible des bailleurs de fonds tels que l’UE, l’AFD, la BAD, l’UNICEF et...Read more

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Tchokouatou,

Welcome to this discussion e-room! The information you share is extremely worrisome. We all hear that the biggest problems are in Sub-Saharan Africa but we seldom imagine the real scale of the problems.

Can you, please, share some more information on your national WASH programs and targets? What was the advance achieved with the implementation of the MDGs? Are there national targets and deadlines in connection to Agenda 2030?

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TCHOKOUATOU GHI... replied:

Merci Diana,

il s'agit des réalités que nous vivons, pour plus d'information  vous pouvez vous référez du rapport de l'Organisation mondial de la santé bureau régional de l'Afrique sur PROGRÈS RÉALISÉS VERS L’ATTEINTE DES OBJECTIFS DU MILLÉNAIRE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT LIÉS À LA SANTÉ ET PROGRAMME DE DÉVELOPPEMENT SANITAIRE POUR L’APRÈS-2015

je reviendrais à vous pour d'autres informations

vous verrez qu'il nya pas de progrès considérable au TCHAD

le problème d'eau et assainissement est à prendre au sérieux au Tchad afin de sauver la vie des populations

je reviens à vous pour d'autres informations

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Bianca de Fatim... said:

Sabe-se que a quantidade total de água no Planeta é fixa e sua distribuição não é uniforme, concentrando-se os maiores volumes nos oceanos, restando uma pequena quantidade de água doce disponível, da qual a maior parcela se encontra nas calotas polares e na forma de geleiras. As águas superficiais (rios e lagos) refletem 2,5% da água doce em condições de ser explorada, já as águas subterrâneas, aquelas que estão armazenadas em rochas chamadas de aquíferos totalizam 30%. Desta forma, verifica-se que as águas subterrâneas assumem significativa importância no contexto de atendimento das demandas de todos os segmentos usuários.

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Beatriz Martins... replied:

Olá Bianca,

Seja bem-vinda à sala de discussão Pessoas e obrigada por trazer a questão do saneamento integrado. Sem dúvida ele é essencial para o Brasil, um país que possui ausência significativa na cobertura de saneamento, bem como níveis de perda de água altíssimos, apresentando uma média nacional aproximada de 40%. Na sua opinião, quais são os principais desafios na oferta de uma rede maior de saneamento integrado no País? E quais pontos renderiam discussões interessantes no 8º Fórum Mundial da Água? Além disso, qual é o papel que os jovens podem desempenhar na busca por melhorias em água e saneamento?

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Bianca de Fatim... replied:

No caso do saneamento básico, o que se vê é um quadro ainda muito debilitado, em que mais da metade da população não possui seu esgoto coletado e tratado e cujo serviço de abastecimento de água apresenta um elevado índice de perdas. Acredito que alguns dos desafios enfrentados sejam a implementação de um marco regulatório, a melhoria em concordância a complexidade do sistema, além da necessidade de integração da política de saneamento com as demais políticas públicas. 

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Mara Lúcia Carn... said:

Prezados

Como podemos colocar o tema de arboviroses, ou doenças transmitidas por mosquitos, e a  relação com a água e a saúde das pessoas na agenda dos governantes?  

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Beatriz Martins... replied:

Oi Mara, obrigada novamente pela contribuição! Creio que a inserção de temas relacionados à água e saúde pública na agenda dos governantes é uma reflexão interessante e presente nas discussões deste espaço. A capacitação da sociedade/população de cidades, bem como da própria mídia têm aparecido como ações interessantes neste sentido.

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glaucia maria d... replied:

Boa noite, 

no momento estou morando na bacia do Rio Doce e por aqui enfrentamos um surto de febre amarela devido a uma catastrofe ambiental. Uma situação emergencial.

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Mara Lúcia Carn... replied:

Sim Beatriz. É muito importante que gestores locais possam colocar a saúde como pauta para as demais politicas publicas e programas de governo. No caso das doenças transmitidas por mosquitos é preciso ampliar a responsabilidade dos serviços de abastecimento de água, de esgotos, limpeza urbana, drenagem em ações que eliminem os principais criadouros. Não basta a população fazer a sua parte, mantendo reservatorios protegidos ou limpando o quintal se o abastecimento de água continua com intermitência e a coleta de lixo não é regular. Se ainda há  terrenos baldios e canais de drenagem cheios de lixo.

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fernando cintra... replied:

Caras Mara e Beatriz, bom dia.

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Mara Lúcia Carn... said:

Prezados

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Beatriz Martins... replied:

Olá Mara, seja bem-vinda à discussão da sala Pessoas e obrigada por levantar a questão do Dia Mundial da Água 2017, bem como do alinhamento do tema com o ODS 6. A temática de águas residuais tem um impacto importante no meio ambiente, bem como na saúde pública – um das linhas de debate propostas neste espaço J. Pela ótica regional e brasileira, você poderia compartilhar com o restante do grupo sua visão sobre desafios e possíveis soluções dentro da linha água e saúde pública? Além disso, quais temas dentro deste escopo poderiam render bons painéis de discussão no 8º Fórum Mundial da Água?

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Mara Lúcia Carn... replied:

Olá Beatriz. Acho que um bom tema para discutir na sala PESSOAS é a questão da água e a superação das desigualdades em gênero, deficiência e idade.

A  água como direito humano precisa garantir, por exemplo, instalações separadas para meninos e meninas na escola, nas unidades de saúde, monitorando a existência de instalações para a gestão da higiene, inclusive menstrual e se estas instalações são acessíveis a pessoas com deficiência. Muitas meninas não vão à aula ou deixam de ir ao banheiro porque na escola há apenas uma fossa comum.

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glaucia maria d... said:

Ola Diana Skreva, boa noite

primeiramente ao meu entender os direitos humanos as vezes são negados até mesmo aos humanos, mas fico feliz em saber que as pessoas ja retomam a idéia que a água é digna de respeito.

As lendas dos povos índigenas ha tempos ja nos ensina atraves de metaforas que a natureza possue saberes que ainda desconhecemos e que as relações que temos com o meio ambiente nos rendem o essencial a vida na terra. 

Como sugestão sugiro sessões com oficinas sobre consumo sustentavél, meio ambiente humano, produção de água e empreendedorismo.

Abraços.

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Glaucia,
Thank you for specifying precisely your suggestions about sessions and workshops!
Actually, my knowledge of Portuguese is zero :-) and I used the Google translator Portuguese-English that this website provides to read and understand your comments, so maybe I misunderstood your previous message about the “living water”. I am so sorry! I am happy that you agree anyway that water is more than the contemporary conventional science can explain. In some aspects, indigenous knowledge of water and its role is well beyond the scientifically confirmed one :-)

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glaucia maria d... replied:

Oi,

ao meu entender a água compõe um ecossistema, portanto é um organismo vivo!!! Ou seja: faz parte!!!!

ok?

bjx

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Diana Iskreva replied:

OK!

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Felippe Oliveira said:

Boa tarde a todos! Um enorme prazer poder participar, interagir, ler e opiniar sobre esse tema tão importante e que assola noso mundo. Terra, planeta água. As pessoas são os maiores responsáveis pela proliferação do mau uso do recurso mais importante que temos. 

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Felippe,

From your comment, one can feel your passion and your concern of your country and its people!

You raise very important topics that were also discussed in one way or another by other participants; and they will be included in the final list of raised topics that will be issued soonest.

Please, consider coming back to be able to vote for the topics that you believe definitely have to be addressed by sessions, round tables, etc. during the 8th World Water Forum, 2018.

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glaucia maria d... said:

Oi, boa tarde

eum prazer participar das discursões e gostaria de aproveitar para parabenizar a organização pela forma democratica e a oportunidade de dar opinião.

Gostaria que a água fosse abordada no forum das águas não como algo que é responsavel pela vida, mas sim como algo vivo, parte integrante de um sistema no qual uma biodiversidade interage para que o equilibrio seja preservado.

Seria importante também ressaltar a importancia da Educação Ambiental na preservação, manutenção e até mesmo produção de água. 

Abraços

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Glaucia Maria,
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Jean-Pierre Tamisier said:

  1. Enough safe water for all
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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Jeun-Pierre,

You are raising a number of important issues.

Please, will you specify the meaning of the abbreviation "OECD" that you use for better understanding?

How do you see the issues you raise reflected by the 8th World Water Forum - some titles of sessions or other events that would be proposed for consideration to the 2nd Stakeholders' meeting in April?

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Jean-Pierre Tamisier replied:

Dear Diana,

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Davi Silva Fagundes said:

Dear participants in the preparatory discussions of the 8th World Water Forum, Good morning!

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Thank you, Mr. Fagundes, for raising these issues. They well deserve the efforts of the whole water community to identify working solutions.
Please, will you specify on how you foresee that these issues have to be tackled during the 8th World Water Forum?
Please, be aware that the list of proposed sessions, workshops, etc. for the Forum is to be finalized early next week. So, please, add the other issues you want to raise by then to be included in the list that will be discussed during the 2nd Stakeholders' meeting in April.

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Amelia said:

I hope that the examples provided of public private partnerships and other water projects  in repsonse to Beatriz's request were useful. As to national plans in the Caribbean region that have achieved a significant measure of success , I will not  burden the discussion with any. I will be signing out and hope that you would have noted my posts on the 'Development' platform also. Wishing you all the best in your deliberations. 

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Amelia,

Thank you for your contribution! Please, can you give some examples of the most successful, according to you, national plans for safe water and sanitation services for all from the Caribbean region? It will be very useful for the discussion at this moment into this e-room.

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AL-HASSAN ADAM said:

Hi All,

I am yet to see a comprehnsive national plan that is capable of meeting Goal 6 targets on safely managed water supply services. I look forward to this 8th WWF being an open forum where governments and NGOs who are providing services rethink how to provide services which meets the aspiration of citizens.

Al-hassan

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Al-hassan,

Thank you very much for your contribution! That would really be a very powerful practical approach for providing better services.

Please, will you explain a bit how do you see it happening in practice during the World Water Forum in 2018. Is it a round-table, workshop or how do you see this process of "rethinking" taking place?

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AL-HASSAN ADAM replied:

@Diana,

I will like to propose a reflective session which has a simple grounds rules. Participants will be ask join the discussion with commitment that they are not there to promote or defend their organisations, country or tools. An open invitation is sent out for people to subscribe to. The dialogue will lead to spin-offs and Stop and Go. 

This is just offering a gist of it,  I know there are people on this platform who could also contribute to make more open and all embracing. 

Al-hassan

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Thank you, Al-hassan,

Your proposal will be taken into consideration.

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Beatriz Martins... said:

Car@s participantes.

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Ana Luiza Campos said:

Hi! My name is Ana Luiza Campos, and I am a student of Chemical Engineering in Brazil.Human access to clean water and a basic sanitation quality is fundamental to many aspects of human health. In this sense, the universal and equitable access to safe drinking water, the sanitation and hygiene must safely reach the world population effectively and comprehensively. However, in these days, many developing countries still have chronic water shortage scenarios through their water infrastructure shortfalls, especially in areas far away from big cities and metropolises.

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Beatriz Martins... replied:

Olá Ana Luiza,

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Ana Luiza Campos replied:

Olá Beatriz,

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Diana Iskreva said:

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Joselaine Apare... replied:

A sad reality :(

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Joselaine Apare... said:

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Diana Iskreva replied:

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Joselaine Apare... replied:

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Joselaine,

Thanks immensely for the detailed infromation! These are really very difficult areas and it has not been easy anywhere in the world to identify and enforce the right solutions...

Do you think, there could be a session on these issues during the 8th World Water Forum? 

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Joselaine Apare... replied:

Dear Diana,

I think it would be possible and welcome a session on pollution and reduction of natural water sources of drinking water. This is a worrying and growing situation that is becoming common in rural communities and perceived by local water services.

Thank you! :-)

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Minani Leodegard said:

Sanitation & hygiene are affordable, highly effective life savers. Reliable and safe water supply and sanitation services can contribute significantly to community well being in developing countries....Read more

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